Blog Hop, Blog Hop…CARDS FOR HEROES…Blog hop!!!

Welcome to the Cards for Heroes Blog Hop! If you get lost or need to link back, please click here: Cards for Heroes

Cards for Heroes is a wonderful organization that sends blank handmade cards for our servicemen AND women who are deployed far from home to write home on…what a gift! Please check out their website for a way that you can give by donating your own gift of talent or a monetary donation (if feasible).

Here is my contribution for the hop:

(recipe at the end of the blog…)

I am sooo excited to be participating in this. If any of you know me (which most of you won’t since I’m not much of a “self-promoter”) I am a disabled veteran from the United States Air Force. I joined the USAF waaaay back in 1987 (yes, I AM aging myself) and was in during the first Desert Storm conflict. I did not “go over” because by that time I was already sick. I loved every second of my time in the service. And, when asked if I would do it again (sign up to join the military, that is) even knowing my outcome…I would do it again in a heartbeat.

My father was in the AF and my sister was in, too. We were just one big happy Air Force family!! :) and we fully support our country and those fighting to protect, honor, and serve her. THAT’S why Memorial Day means so much to me and why Cards for Heroes has really hit home with me. It’s so important not to let those who are now in the position of looking after this great nation of ours know that we are not forgetting them.

Thanks for “hopping” by my blog today. (((hugs)) to you all! I hope you liked the card I made for this special occasion and I hope you checked out some of the others I’ve made, too (although I’ve been slacking lately…oops!).


On to the next blog:
(<—– click here!, click here! ) Lots of beautiful cards to be seen here so you don’t want to miss out. Super, duper cute Inchie cards…WOW! And make sure you scroll down to see her fabulous-o Copic pen holder. I don’t have enough Copics for one of those…yet. (If that link doesn’t work for any reason, please use this link:

(*Edited – all links updated for the end of the blog hop so that you can still access Jan’s CFH blog hop post.)

{Recipe for this card:
cardstock base: SU! Riding hood Red (also used for corner punches which were done with Paper Shapers, Photo Corners Fancy.), SU! basic black used to mat the photo. DP is from or go here for the FULL link to the patriotic paper : . The “Land of Free…” was typed in MS Word, then cut and embossed using Nesties Ribbon Tags Trio, and the ribbon is Navy Organza from Michael’s. The photo I snagged from Google Images (credit goes here: ). The Scor-Bug was used to make a tiny little border on the “stars” paper and I then used my Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen to connect them to try to make it look sewn or stitched. Oh…and the black brads are from Making Memories. I think that covers it! :) Whew! }

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91 Responses to 'Blog Hop, Blog Hop…CARDS FOR HEROES…Blog hop!!!'

  1. Sandy says:

    OOoooh your comments work now!!! Wahoooo! I love love love your card, Lisa! Such fantastic details, I love the corners. That photo is beautiful too!

  2. Dana says:

    I love how you incorporated the photo. Good job!

  3. kristina proffitt says:

    Beautiful card!

  4. Dawn says:

    Ohhh, I’m glad your comments are on I tried earlier, you blog is really nice. The card is fantastic. Thank you for your service to us, your sacrafice will not be forgotten.. God Bless you!!!

  5. KelliStamps4U says:

    This is beautiful! Very nice job!

  6. Merry's Musings says:

    Yay!! You have made the nicest card, whoever gets it will be so excited!! I just love it. Fun to be in this blog hop.

  7. Loni says:

    Thanks for your service and for your support of CFH.

  8. lauren says:

    THank you for your service!!! And thank you for supporting your fellow comrads!

  9. Sue McGettigan says:

    Hi Lisa, glad you enabled comments, because your card is wonderful and I just wanted to say so :) Happy Memorial Day!

  10. kasmello says:

    yay!! comments! I love your card it is beautiful. thanks to your family for your sacrifices!

  11. {VICKI} says:

    enjoying the hop

  12. Lisa Renéa says:

    Great card!! Thanks for playing in the blog hop!

  13. PaulaM says:

    Lisa, First I want to say THANK YOU for your service.
    Second, thank you for participating in this blog hop. Your card is wonderful. Blessings.

  14. Fabre says:

    Hi Lisa! Thank you for participating in our blog hop today, and thank you for your service to our country! I just love your card – I love when crafters are able to use beautiful photos in their work! Great job! Have fun hopping and thank you for your support of CFH!

  15. AzKisses73 says:

    Cute Card.. Thanks for Sharing.. Hope you have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend.

  16. Jennifer says:

    Cute card! Have a great Memorial Day!

  17. Phinny says:

    Wow – powerful card.

    This is so much fun! So happy to be doing the blog hop for such a good cause with such a great, generous group of talented peeps! *smile*

  18. Suz says:

    Thank you so much for your service & that of your father & sister. Your card is just amazing & is sure to be appreciated. Have a blessed holiday

  19. Yvette says:

    Great card! TFS!

  20. Mrs. Incredible says:

    Thanks to you and your family for serving our country!

  21. Lynn says:

    I love your cards. Thanks so much for supporting this event. I am the proud Mother of a US soldier!
    Thank you for supporting our troops.

  22. Martha says:

    Lisa your card is gorgeous! And I very much appreciate your recipe. I always want to know! And now I think I need another of the Paper Shapers corner punches, lol.
    Thank you so much for participating in the CFH blog hop!

  23. Daintry says:

    Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for the instructioons on how to do it!

  24. Heather says:

    Love the idea of using a photo as the focal point– I think I will try that! Thank you for your whole family and all they have done for our country!!!

  25. karahoward says:

    Your comments helped me focus on the point of this blog hop. Thanks for your service and sacrifice.

  26. Bekah's World says:

    As a military wife, please let me say thank you for what you are doing. It’s so good to know that there are others thinking of our loved one’s when they’re in harms way. What a wonderful way of showing your appreciation!

  27. Nancy Maxwell James says:

    gorgeous card and such a heart warming photo with it! :) Thank you for supporting CFH and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! :)

  28. amycatalogna says:

    What a great card!! I love that you used a photo image! Thanks for supporting CFH (I’m a fellow blogger on the hop!)
    Amy #5411

  29. Melissa Elsner says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your story and what being a part of CFH means to you. It’s reading all these stories and make me even more humbled and excited to create more cards. Beautiful card you made too.

  30. Lisa says:

    Beautiful card and thank you to you & your family!

  31. Wendy says:

    This is such an exciting event!

  32. Tami B. says:

    Such a gorgeous card. I love the story you shared, too.

  33. Whispers and Wishes says:

    Thanks for sharing your personal story as well as your card. I think the photo was a great choice. I like the “stitching”.

  34. christy sheffield says:

    Cute card! Love the punched corners.

  35. Margie says:

    Awesome card! Beautiful pic! Outstanding job!
    TFS :*) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

  36. Purple Princess says:

    Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing your story and thank you for serving our country!!

  37. Kay says:

    That card is just stunning! Thanks for sharing your story and your creativity.

  38. Lynn says:

    Thanks for supporting this awesome event. Your card is awesome!!
    Proud Army Mom

  39. Carole RB says:

    Nice card Lisa

  40. Rebecca says:

    Your card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing. And thank you for your time and service!!!

  41. Diane S says:

    I love the photo card. Thank you for your service!

  42. Janice says:

    Nice card, the design would work great for a picture frame, also.

  43. Nancyljk says:

    thanks for sharing a bit of your story and thank you for your service and for supporting our heroes!
    Proud Marine Mom

  44. Lost in Paper says:

    thanks so much for sharing some of your story!!! Great card!!!

  45. Nancy says:

    That’s a beautiful card!

  46. Atticelf says:

    Great card and you must be proud of the military tradition in your family.

  47. Ruby Craft says:

    Thank You for sharing with us about your love for serving our country, and that you would do it all over again. You are a very special person. I love your card.

  48. Gail's Card Cafe' says:

    very nice!

  49. Carolyn says:

    what a beautiful WOW card. thanks for sharing and for supporting our troops

    ceashark at aol dot com

  50. ML Design Works says:

    Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing it and your story!

  51. Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations says:

    thanks for joining in the hop!! happy memorial day!

  52. paula says:

    Beautiful card!!! Thank you for your service to our country and thanks for continuing to give.

  53. Chris says:

    Your card id WOW! Thanks for your service!

  54. Tammy says:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  55. Maggie says:

    Your card is beautiful. Thank you for your service and to your family. I am a proud Marine mom. God Bless our Military.

  56. Cr8ive ME says:

    what an awesome card and what a great cause.


  57. Renee says:

    Great card!!!

  58. Dana says:

    very nice!

  59. stampscrapnbowl says:

    Thank YOU for serving too! Interesting use of a photo. I just remembered that I have a great flag photo I took at Niagara Falls, I’ll have to see what I can do with it on a card. Thank you for inspiring me :-)

  60. Chelsea says:

    great card and photo .. tanks for sharing and participating!

  61. Renee says:

    Great card!!

  62. SuzAnn says:

    beautiful, just beautiful.

  63. LadyDoc says:

    WOW- your card is gorgeous!

    Thank you for your service to our country.

    I am so happy to be part of this blog hop!

  64. Doris says:


  65. Victoria S. says:

    Love your card! Thanks for supporting our troops! And even moee thank you for your service!!!!

  66. AxeS DeSignS says:

    Nice Card.. thanks for make crds for heros.

  67. Shirley says:

    What a beautiful card!! Thank you so much for all YOU have done for our country and for supporting our troops.

  68. NanaBeth says:

    I love the recipe-I always need help like that. May you and your family be blessed always for helping keep our country free.

  69. About : sbartist says:

    Happy Memorial Day! Your cards are beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. We are proud and grateful for you, your father and sister for serving our country. My youngest sister is in the Army Nat. Guard and will be shipping out to Afghanistan in September. : ) Sb

  70. nsmerkt says:

    Thank you for sharing the lovely card and your story. This is an awesome tribute to men and women like you and your family members! Happy Memorial Day to you!

  71. Corinna says:

    Your card is beautiful! I loved your story also. Thanks for participating and thanks for visiting my blog during the CFH hop :)


  72. LETUMom says:

    Lisa – awesome card. Wow, a military brat that joined! How cool. Thanks for sharing.

  73. slightlyimperfect says:

    I love your card, but really wanted to say thanks for your service. Happy Memorial Day.

  74. sideoats + scribbles says:

    Hi Lisa from another Lisa in the hop! Great card! :)

  75. marcy says:

    Love your card! Please keep on supporting CFH – they are such an amazing group. My husband is a Naval Gulf War vet. I am inspired by how all the bloggers support each other too! Have an amazing weekend.


  76. Caryl P says:

    What a beautiful photo on your card. Thanks for serving our country!

  77. Lisa C says:

    lisa, your card is beautiful! happy memorial day! :)

  78. Alyce says:

    Thanks to you and your family for your service.

  79. Andi (RrlScrapGal) says:

    Thank you Lisa for doing the hop and for your stories and the awesome card! One of my favorite parts? Your ever so cute little smiley guys with the flag!!!!!!

    Happy Memorial Day…

  80. Regina says:

    what a gorgeous card…that photo is breath taking! thank you for your service to our country!!!

  81. Kerri says:

    Your card is breath-taking! Thanks for sharing!!!

  82. The Wired Angel says:

    Great card… thank you for participating and help to spread the word about CFH. Enjoy your holiday!

  83. Kathy Thompson says:

    Wonderful card – love it.

  84. Lyneen says:

    Great card… thanks for sharing your story…. thanks to you and your family for all you have given to this great nation of ours…..

    Bless our troops this special day.
    Enjoy your Memorial Day.

  85. ...Darlene says:

    This card is stunning, the photo really makes it special

    thanks for sharing.

  86. Patti says:

    First, thank you and your family for your service to our country. Wow! You guys are amazing.

    Secondly, Your talent is amazing.
    Thank you for participating and sharing your blog.

  87. jaemom says:

    Fabulous card, love the photo. Such impact. Thank you to you and your family for your service and sacrifice. Glad to hop through.

  88. Sharon says:

    Great card your very special

  89. Jean from jlfstudio says:

    Thanks for sharing your story, your art and the love you show so warmly from your heart. Thanks too for supporting and promoting CFH – You know from personal experience the need.

    Hugs and blessings – Jean

  90. Lucy, England says:

    Great card – love the photo you have used.

  91. Carollee says:

    I am the daughter of a USAF Vet as well and I thank you so much for your contribution to my freedom!!! I also wanted to let you know you won the blog candy on my blog, can you email me your addy to
    travisandcal @


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